CSS examination to start on February 15
Islamabad, Oct 01: The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) will hold competitive examination of the Central Superior Services (CSS), 2014 from February 15, simultaneously at different centres in the country.
The application form, rules and syllabi will be available from October 1, 2013 on production of the original treasury receipt of Rs2,200 at FPSC head office, provincial offices, regional offices and FPSC information centres, says a press release issued by the FPSC.
The application from can also be downloaded from FPSC website: fpsc.gov.pk. The closing date for submission of application is October 31, 2013, it added.
The examination is being conducted for recruitment to posts in BS-17 in occupational groups and services including Commerce & Trade Group, Pakistan Administrative Service (erstwhile DMG), Foreign Service of Pakistan, Information Group, Inland Revenue Service, Military Lands & Cantonment Group, Office Management Group, Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service, Pakistan Customs Service, Police Service of Pakistan, Postal Group and Railways (Commercial and Transportation) Group.
The 21 cities where the examination centres will be established are Abbottabad, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, DI Khan, Faisalabad, Gilgit, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Larkana, Multan, Muzaffarabad, Okara, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Sialkot and Sukkur.
Both male and female including disabled persons having at least second division Bachelor's Degree between the ages of 21 to 28 years on December 31, 2013 are eligible, however, the upper age limit may be relaxed by two years in the categories mentioned in rule-3 of CSS CE Rules 2014 provided with the application form, subject to fulfillment of documentary requirements.
It says the federal government has reserved 10 per cent of the vacancies for women and 5 per cent for the minorities.
The candidates have been advised that attested copies of required documents, photographs and treasury receipt in original must be attached with the application form. The newsYour Comments
Reply sought from FPSC in CSS age case
Lahore: The Lahore High Court on Monday sought a reply from the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) on a petition moved by 10 CSS candidates seeking relaxation in age like government employees.
Rai Ansar Ali and other petitioners submitted that the commission gave a five-year relaxation in age to government servants appearing in the examination but did not provide the same benefit to common candidates. They pleaded that all the candidates should be given five-year age relaxation.
Representing the federal government, a deputy attorney general told the court that the FPSC gave two-year relaxation to common candidates. He said the commission was an independent institution and had its own rules and regulations. The court adjourned hearing till Oct 3. Dawn
PMDC registration charges
Islamabad: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has increased the charges for student registration and other services.
According to Hina Shaukat, spokesperson for PMDC, the council will charge Rs3,000 one time and Rs1,000 per year for the registration of medical/dental undergraduates and postgraduates respectively from the next month.
Likewise, the late fee for student registration will be Rs1,000 on expiry of grace period of six months and Rs500 per year for the subsequent years.
Also, PMDC has revised fee for changes in the certificates to Rs2,000 and for obtaining duplicate certificates to Rs2,000 (not for postgraduate qualification), while Rs150 will be charged for the courier service within the country. The changes in these charges will take effect on October 1.
Gomal University gets Rs60 million grant
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Gomal University Vice-Chancellor Dr Manzoor Akbar Kundi Saturday said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had approved Rs60 million 'bail-out' for the varsity to steer it out of the financial crisis.
He asked the federal and provincial governments to address the deepening financial crisis of Gomal University that is ranked fifth among the medium-sized public sector universities in the country. He deplored that no financial grant was given to the university since 2009.
He said the financial assistance given by the Higher Education Commission to the varsity couldn't meet its expenditure, including the salaries and allowances of the staff. The vice-chancellor blamed the previous management for the prevailing state of affairs. He said there was no option left with the varsity administration, but to hand over the Gomal University Wensam College to the provincial government due to economic woes.
He said despite tough time given to him by the former KP governor Syed Masood Kausar and a provincial minister he continued his efforts to manage the affairs of the varsity within limited resources. He deplored that former Deputy Speaker National Assembly Faisal Karim Kundi, who was the MNA from Dera Ismail Khan at the time, could have played his role in getting approved financial assistance by the federal government to the Gomal University but he did not bother to do so. He, however, lauded the provincial minister for Revenue Ali Amin Gandapur and Secretary Higher Education Department Farah Hamid for playing their role in approving the financial package under the 'Bridge Financing' for the university. The news
BISE Kohat without chairman, secretary
Kohat: The all-important posts of chairman and secretary of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Kohat, have been lying vacant for the last one month due to a tussle between various political parties, sources said.
They said that the political parties, including Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, had been engaged in a tug of war with each other to appoint 'own' secretary and chairman of the board. The sources alleged that local PTI parliamentarians had been misguiding the provincial leadership in this regard and putting pressure on them to get party favourites appointed to the two key posts.
The sources said that these posts also remained vacant in past at the crucial time of examinations, which resulted in frequent cheating in examinations. In some cases the students were even given answer sheets after the examination to solve them at home and then return to the board, the sources alleged.
People and educationists have demanded appointment of capable and qualified persons to these posts to end favouritism in exams and ensure that talented students got their due positions. Dawn
Inter-class drama competition
Rawalpindi: All branches of Roots School System Harley Region enthusiastically participated in the Inter Class Drama Competition on Saturday.
The plays, direction, delivery, dialogues and messages mesmerized the children as their plays depicted their understanding of the real life issues and their sensitivity towards others sufferings and problems .Some amazing ideas on promoting a culture of vales ,peace, harmony and tolerance were depicted through mime and dialogues .
The entire event was directed and hosted by the students of Roots under the guidance of their teachers .Best plays were awarded certificates to encourage their creative talent.
All teachers and branch heads remained actively engaged and Founder Director Riffat Mushtaq visited different branches and encouraged the budding talent being blossomed in Roots.
Open days at Roots provide a platform to all children to come up with their own innovative presentations on all themes/issues confronting our community and society as a whole.
GSIS students discover road to a healthy heart
Islamabad: Students and teachers of the Global System of Integrated Studies (GSIS), H-8/1, Islamabad, in relation to World Heart Day, stepped out to create awareness and show their concern about the increasing number of cardiovascular diseases in society.
The group was led by Zerfishan Adnan and Lubna Mahmood, the heads of boys and girls sections respectively.The students presented bouquets and handmade cards to patients suffering from heart diseases at Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad.
International Heart Day is celebrated every year on September 29 to create awareness about various cardiovascular diseases and this year its focus was on women and children. The students highlighted various kinds of heart diseases and urged the need of developing a healthy lifestyle in order to avoid this serious ailment. 'Smoking', they asserted, 'is one of the major causes', of heart diseases. The students had also prepared leaflets and brochures regarding World Heart Day.
In the discussion session with Dr. Afzal Ahmed, students were keen to find out about various heart diseases and the ways in which they can be avoided. The doctor, alongside other precautions, stressed the need of physical exercise, which keeps the heart functioning properly. Members of the civil society also applauded the concern and efforts of the students of Global System of Integrated Studies and stressed that such activities should be carried out on regular basis to develop a more aware and healthy society. The news